Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

Hide Quotations Hide Etymology Cite this entry

ASK, AISK, n.1

1. A haze, mist, bank of fog. Sh. 1899  J. Spence Sh. Folk-Lore 133:
A thin veil of ask (haze) hangs o'er the horizon.
Sh.(D) 1899  J. Spence Sh. Folk-Lore 249:
Da ask lumed up an' we saw da kaavies.
Sh. 1908  Jak. (1928):
Der is a ask lyin' ower de land.

2. Drizzle, fine rain. Sh. 1866  Edm. Gl. 4:
Ask, drizzle, half-rain, half-fog, small particles of snow.
Sh. 1887  and
Jam.6:
Ask, aisk, drizzle, small particles of dust, or snow, half-fog, half-rain.

[Origin obscure. See Eesk.]

You may wish to vary the format shown below depending on the citation style used.

"Ask n.1". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 17 Jul 2018 <http://www.dsl.ac.uk/entry/snd/ask_n1>

718

snd

Try an Advanced Search

Browse SND:

Browse Up
    Loading...
Browse Down

Share: